Consulting on queer culture since 2018Presented by Kingston Arts
Opening Fri 2 Feb 6 – 8pm | Exhibition Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm | Sat midday – 5pm
LGBTQI people live everywhere and yet some places are thought of as queer, while some areas are not, like Moorabbin.
Setting up a temporary and very camp office at Kingston Arts Centre during their residency, The Sub-committee, consisting of artists Arie Rain Glorie, Bridget Balodis and Jake Preval, have taken it upon themselves to see if they can unearth the 'gaybourhood' in the local neighbourhood.
During their time in office (14 Jan - 1 Feb), they will map the queer signifiers of the area, examine the queer subtext of the local culture and leave their door open to anyone who might have some vital information about how queerness can be defined, located and referenced.
Bypassing the cliches of pointing out who speaks with a sibilant 's' or who prefers to wear boots instead of high heels, it is the Sub-committee's mission to find a way for people to better understand the complexities of queer visibility.
A live-art public assembly will be held on 2 February at 6pm to share a glorious summation of their research, which will inevitably be followed by wine, finger food and more wine.
An exhibition will be held from 3 - 26 February in celebration of their legacy.
Free Events & Workshops!
Urban Chic Meet and Greet Picnic: Friday 19 January 3pm
Live Storytelling Workshop: Tuesday 23 Jan 3pm
Portraiture workshop: Tuesday 23 January 3pm
Live Art Assembly & exhibition opening: Friday 2 February 6pm
Are you a young queer person in the city of Kingston? QIK is a free, confidential, social support group for young people aged 14 - 24 years who may identify as same-sex attracted, gender diverse or questioning their sexuality and gender, who have a connection to the City of Kingston.
For further information contact Janet on 1300 369 436 or via email at [email protected].
Image: The Sub-committee - Arie Rain Glorie, Jake Preval, Bridget Balodis.